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IMF to Appoint Jennifer Lester as Director of Corporate Services and Facilities

February 3, 2020

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva
announced on Monday that she plans to appoint Jennifer Lester as Director
of Corporate Services following the recent

retirement of Chris Hemus
 from that role.

Ms. Lester, a national of Jamaica, is currently acting Director of the
Fund’s Corporate Services and Facilities Department. Prior to joining the
department as Deputy Director in 2016, Jennifer was Assistant General
Counsel in charge of the Administrative Law Unit of the Legal Department.
Her appointment will take effect on February 18.

“Jennifer is widely recognized for her leadership, her strategic
problem-solving and managerial skills, and her ability to engender trust
amongst all parties,” Ms. Georgieva said.

“She has been instrumental in transforming service delivery through
modernization and process efficiencies, while strengthening engagement with
stakeholders,” Ms. Georgieva said.

Before joining the IMF in 1997, Ms. Lester was a legal officer at the Pan
American Health Organization/World Health Organization, and previously
practiced corporate law, international trade law and litigation as an
associate in private practice with the Washington, D.C. office of Cleary,
Gottlieb, Steen and Hamilton. She is a former career foreign-service
officer with the Jamaican Foreign Service and served at the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs in Kingston and as Minister Counsellor in the Jamaican
Embassy in Washington from 1985-1991.

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Ms. Lester received her Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University
Law Center in Washington, D.C., and holds a Master of Science degree in
International Relations and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Modern
Languages from the University of the West Indies.


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